THE NEW COOKBOOK

THE NEW COOKBOOK:
DELIGHTS FOR THE ANOREXIC
By Stahl Stenslie

This is a cookbook. The gastronomic topic is coprophagy, the consumption of feces. It is therefore also a book full of shit, but essentially it is an aesthetic treaty on taste and the edible. Like all cookbooks, it is a tease. Its ambition is to appetize you to the ultimate dish, the definitive combination of taste, looks and smell that give extraordinary culinary pleasure. Now close your eyes, and imagine tasting, smelling, seeing a dish so pleasant, so insatiately and insanely good that it leaves you drooling with the desire to lick, suck, eat, devour it. You are simply driven to be hungry. Because a good cookbook is a portal to pleasures. It describes every dish so special and rich, yet in a manner so precise and clear, that it is user-friendly to every chef and any home cook alike. These are some of the simmering ambitions behind this book. Food is no easy issue. It has caused the rise – and fall – of empires, it has inspired sharing and caring, and it nurtures us and makes us feel good, safe, at home. Human life is centered on food. It is the backbone of our life and culture, and yet so problematic. Food and eating is a maze full of the wildest beliefs, strangest tastes and weirdest advices. A rising phenomenon is Orthorexia: we are getting so occupied by eating healthy that we don’t. Food causes conduct beyond the act of feeding. Our food and eating habits discloses more about us than we like to think. Coprophilia, or the sexual excitement attached to the use of feces is one. It might not be that common, but food and sex is certainly no unusual combination…

THE NEW COOKBOOK:
DELIGHTS FOR THE ANOREXIC
Editor: Stahl Stenslie
Research: Stahl Stenslie, Zane Cerpina
ISBN 978-82-999888-2-7 (Print)
© 2015, Ghost Publishing

THE NEW COOBKOOK